Central Anatolia's natural treasure ready for festival

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Central Anatolia's natural treasure ready for festival

Organized for the 23rd time this year, Beypazarı Festival in Ankara is attractive with its busy and colorful program. The international festival will be held on Sept. 15-17. Famous singer Ferhat Göçer will perform at the festival. Neşer Ertaş, one of the authentic figures of folk music, will be commemorated with his folk songs at the festival.

Beypazarı Mayor Tuncer Kaplan said, "We have prepared for a lively festival. Our district is like an open-air museum and a living history. We are waiting for our citizens who want to see these beauties."

The festival will host many art, culture and sports events. Beypazarı Mayor Tuncer Kaplan said they are excited to host the International Beypazarı Festival, in which regional foods and arts are introduced from various districts and cities of Turkey, for the 23rd time.

Implying that they host many guests every year, Mayor Kaplan said, "The festival is one of the most important days where we present our district's beauties and values. We have prepared for a lively festival. Our district is like an open-air museum and a living history. While it is the center of wildcats, deer, wildlife, untouched and natural canyons, natural ponds, plateaus, trekking bike tracks and natural unexplored forests, it is also the last stop for the migration route of little vultures. It is a place that is worth seeing. We are inviting our citizens who want to see these beauties to our district especially at the time of this festival."

Martyries of July 15 to be memorialized

With its busy and colorful program, the festival will hold a memorial ceremony for the martyrs of July 15 on the first day. After a moment in silence and reading of the Quran, the festival program will start.

Neşet Ertaş to be memorialized

Legendary bard Neşer Ertaş, who passed away in 2012, will be commemorated with his folk songs and memories. İsmail Altunsaray will perform a duet together with Neşet Ertaş on the hologram, and also will sing the master's songs by sharing anecdotes from his life.

Apart from that, famous singer Ferhat Göçer will perform for his fans at the festival. The singer will make the participants experience unforgettable moments with his songs.

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